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“Wonderful stay at Monteray Plaza Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #1 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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mclean, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Wonderful stay at Monteray Plaza Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed for two nights at the hotel with my daughter (who is 21) and my husband. We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend at this hotel. The location is excellent and the view is spectacular. The staff members very hospitable. We highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: I highly recommend the ocean view rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This hotel is all class and the perfect location for discovering Cannery Row and one of the best aquariums in the country. This was my second time to Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and they took just as good care of me this time as they did the first. Really a class act all around!

Room Tip: Get a room on the water so you can take in the view!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Where else can you go out onto the balcony of your hotel room, look down, and see the ocean? No, this is not a cruise ship; it's the only hotel I've found in all my travels around the world that is built DIRECTLY on the water. The sea lions in the distance honk all the time, providing an incredible background to the soundtrack of the ocean waves crashing gently just a few feet below you and to the wonderful salty smell of the ocean. Every time I'm there I sleep with my window open and every time I experience the best sleep ever! And, of course, the hotel is not just about the ocean; it is a beautiful property where every detail is carefully attended to; the staff is super helpful and very polite; the restaurant (Schooners) is excellent, and it makes the best breakfast omelette I've ever had anywhere in the world. This is by far the best place to stay in Monterey!

Room Tip: If you can, get an Ocean View Suite; there is one suite that I think is by far the best, but I'm...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I don't know for sure, but this might be my best hotel experience ever,
We got a room with a balcony overlooking the sea. The staff was superfriendly, the location great, monterey is just fabulous. We biked the 17-mile-tour with hotel bikes and had great breakfast and dinner at the restau. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed three nights in a spacious and lovely room that opened onto a courtyard filled with roses and patio furniture. This is my second time staying at this hotel. I plan to return again because it's truly a remarkable property. We enjoyed riding on the complimentary bikes the resort provides (first come, first served), getting facials and massages at the spa, and kayaking in the bay. It was my birthday on the day we checked in and the hotel sent up chocolate dipped strawberries and a spa coupon. Our favorite meal was at the nearby Chart House restaurant.

Room Tip: If you can't afford a waterfront room, ask for one of the rooms that have sliding doors that ope...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Difficult to beat the location and the property. The rooftop spa provides an exceptional way to relax. Surprising at a 4-star/diamond hotel, however, that they don't offer HD TV and premium channels in the room. Awful TV reception...it's a good thing you really don't spend any time in the room.

Green Features: A wonderful spa with fitness center, steam, and great services.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed here for a conference. Room was comfortable, but we had to ask for new sheets to replace the dirty ones on the bed. The ocean view was amazing - waking up to awesome sunrises and sea otters playing in the water (the binoculars in the room are very helpful). Hotel is located at the southern end of Cannery Row, easy walk to Cannery Row sites and Fisherman's Wharf.

Room Tip: ocean view is worth it!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#1 Luxury Hotel in Monterey
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#1 Business Hotel in Monterey
#1 Family Hotel in Monterey
#6 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 290
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax on the water's edge at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Dramatically perched over the Monterey Bay and located on historic Cannery Row, the Plaza is the perfect place to enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, the fresh scent of sea air and all of the activities that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. The only Forbes Four Star rated hotel in Monterey, the Plaza welcomes you with its warm Mediterranean ambiance and its legendary personalized service. While here, enjoy our roof-top Vista Blue Spa, the European-style Café La Strada, and our waterfront restaurant, Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar.For the comfort of our guests, all sleeping rooms and balconies are 100% non-smoking. In addition to taxes, a $27 per night resort fee applies to all reservations, which includes valet parking, guestroom internet, access to the spa facilities and local phone calls. Periodically, the Plaza is host to events such as weddings, dinners and concerts which may be seen and heard from sleeping rooms. Every effort is made to keep the times and volume of these events within reason. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa
Monterey Plaza Resort
Plaza Hotel Monterey

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